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Ed Freeman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 30, 2011
Last Seen
Dec. 9
Member Type
Bridge Pro
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
8643 86542 542 9. A hand I played in 1986 at a Regional. The defense was "creative" Perhaps the most tricks ever given away by a defense that got in a number of times. Plus, a fun story with a great punchline.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 2015 Goldman Pairs; 2007 Bronze Mini-McKenney
Regular Bridge Partners
Had the honor of playing with Craig Huston for a few years before he passed away. Currently searching for my next National caliber partner.
Favorite Tournaments
ABA tournaments are generally a lot more fun. The ACBL should take notes.
Favorite Conventions
Ones I have adapted or invented: Trump Cues; Fracoby; FrActionAl, Qualitative Key Card.
BBO Username
efree
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: QT AJ QT942 Q854
Answer depends completely on methods: How did you define the double? If takeout, 4N seems clear and the only issue is whether to try for slam. If penalty, Pass with fear that your down 3 or 4 won't recompense for your possible 6N. If "convertible values" you have a ...
Daisuke Sugimoto's bidding problem: AKTx Axxx Q9xxx ---
A double at the 3 level in direct seat needs to be significantly better than a double at the 1 level. This hand is not much above the minimum partner should expect. There are 5 losers, while you usually have six or can possibly have 7 with lots of points ...
Peg Kaplan's lead problem: xxx Axxx xx QJTx
Thought about this hand for a bit and most likely shapes. Declarer is at best: 4-1-5-3; but much more likely at least 6 diamonds. No matter what, zero or one heart. I would consider 4-0-6-3 declarer's most likely shape with 5-0-6-2 a close second. Opener has at least 3 ...
David Corn's bidding problem: JT4 6 J952 KQJ74
Perfect hand for some sort of Fit Showing Jump, but barring that it looks like I have 3 offensive tricks for partner when diamonds are trump, so a simple 2 inverted minor seems the best lie. Give me one less diamond, one more club and the 1 lie ...
Paul Maiolani's bidding problem: ATx QTxx x KJxxx
Makes little sense to play this as penalties at IMPs. Is partner really expecting to beat this more than one? and how about a RDBL by the opponents getting them a game bonus? The reasoning for this double being penalties because the double of 1 is penalties misses the ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: AK Q862 9854 763
Novices? Bid 4 or 3NT so that they will either bid 4 or mis-defend. But this is definitely a Limit Raise from a Cover Card viewpoint, you have 3 clear tricks on offense. Given the hands shown, using modern methods this problem disappears: 1H 2N* 3C# 3H ??? * Limit ...
Andrei Prodan's bidding problem: AQJT9 2 QT854 K5
and 6 or 7 are better contracts than 6N. We need partner's opinion on this hand and there are many constructs that make 6N poor and a diamond slam excellent: K QJTxx AKJ AQxx or -- AKJxx AKJ QJxxx or x Axxxx AKJ AQJx or K AJTxx KJx ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: T43 --- AQJT9642 98
This hand is a poster child for Invitational Jump Shifts. 3 -- invitational with a good suit and no fit seems about perfect.
Chris Derrick's bidding problem: JT3 A8 AT63 KQJ2
Double allows for two contracts that 2N doesn't: 2 and 2 doubled. I am pretty happy if partner choses either of those.
Andrei Prodan's bidding problem: AQJT9 2 QT854 K5
Partner is likely 1-5-3-4 and 6 or 7 diamonds is your best contract. Unless partner has KS, not clear where your 12 tricks are coming from in 6NT. I like to play 4D as "qualitative Key Card" on this auction, so partner's response will tell you whether he has ...
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